Restorative Dental Crowns | Hickory, NC

Restore Your Smile

with Dental Crowns

Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Dental crowns are made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.

Restorative Porcelain Dental Crown - Tooth Repair in Hickory, NC
Restorative Dental Crown Procedure by Dr. Kyle McKinney

Restorative Dental Crown Procedure by Dr. Kyle McKinney in Hickory, NC

Dental crowns bring back the great look and functionality of a healthy mouth, and slow down gum disease, providing you with better oral health. Restorative dental crowns are a reliable option for repairing severely damaged teeth from breaking, disease or decay. At McKinney-Graham Dental Arts NC, we strive to deliver the most effective dentistry at your convenience. Because of this commitment, we offer CEREC Single Visit Crowns and traditional lab crowns.

What are dental crowns?

A crown covers the tooth like a cap to restore it back to its natural size and function. It will both improve the appearance of the tooth and strengthen it.

Crowns are ideal for people seeking a natural appearance by replacing a missing tooth or strengthen a weakened tooth. A dental crown is a dental material that is applied over the crown of the tooth to provide it with protection and support.

You might need a crown for any of the following circumstances:

  • To cover discolored or misshaped teeth
  • To support a tooth with a large filling
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To support a worn out, cracked or broken tooth

What are the benefits of Restoration Crowns?

Crowns serve a wide range of purposes. They can strengthen broken down or weakened teeth, help restore them to them to their original contour, fill spaces in our smiles, help bring teeth forward, improve the appearance of stained and discolored teeth and support bridges that are replacing missing teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns


Replace missing teeth


A natural appearance




Fixes chewing problems




Can strengthen the teeth


Improves your smile

Who gets Restorative Crowns?

Crowns are ideal for people wishing to restore their teeth. Those seeking a natural appearance may be best served by most porcelain-based crowns, while people who require extra durability may wish to opt for gold or metal alloys. Porcelain fused to metal is also known for its durability. Porcelain crowns may aggravate other teeth if other surfaces become rough, whilst the gold and metal alloys have a lesser effect on other teeth. Crowns can last for the rest of your life if they are maintained properly. Talk to us today to find out more about our crown restorations.

How long does it take to fit?

In the past, fittings used to take two appointments. CEREC Single Visit Crowns allow you to walk in and out of your appointment with your new dental crown the same day. This advanced technology is quick and easy for your convenience while still delivering a beautiful natural smile. Walk out with a beautiful new smile after just one visit!

Call our dentist office to talk about these convenient dental crowns in Hickory, North Carolina.

How does the process of Restorative Crowns work?

1. Create a Strong Foundation for the Crown

First, we’ll prepare the tooth by removing the decay and cracks. Next, we’ll will shape the tooth to get it ready for placement. We’ll then take digital scans of your prepared tooth to create the dental crown. Once it is ready, we’ll place the crown over the tooth. It is an easy, noninvasive dental procedure.

Prior to a tooth being restored with a crown, we need to build a strong foundation on the remainder of the tooth being capped. The foundation will strengthen the tooth and ensure the crown is well-retained. The foundation is often called a “Core” and may be manufactured from a range of materials. It could be a bonded filling or a glass-fibre post. It may also be a cast gold post produced in a lab. You will normally only need a post if there is only a small amount of structure remaining. We may need to provide root canal therapy if the dental nerve is inflamed.

2. Prepare and Shape the Tooth for the Crown

After the foundation has been created, we can prepare the tooth for the crown. We can then create a model of the prepared tooth. Crowns can be ceramic, porcelain, gold or made from base metal alloys. Ceramic crowns are a great match for the front of the mouth and offer a very natural appearance. They are made from tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain fused to metal offers an extremely strong bond because of the metal structure and is remarkably durable. Gold alloys feature a fusion of copper, gold and other metals and offer a strong bond to the tooth. They won’t wear the tooth itself away and won’t fracture. Base metal alloys may be ideal if you don’t have much healthy tooth left. The crowns are made from non-noble metals that are extremely resistant to corrosion.

3. Maintenance and Care

After your crown has been placed, avoid chewing sticky/hard foods or substances like gum and candy. Be careful when flossing around that tooth initially after the crown was placed. Also, be sure to schedule your regular dental cleaning appointment and keep up your at-home care by brushing at least twice daily and flossing at least once.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact McKinney-Graham Dental Arts NC at 828-328-5581 or email admin@mckinneygraham.com to learn more about dental crowns in Hickory, North Carolina and make your appointment at McKinney-Graham Dental Arts.

McKinney-Graham Dental Arts offers everything you need to maintain and restore your healthy, beautiful smile – all in one location.

We are pleased to offer the best restorative dental crown care near you in Hickory, NC as well as comprehensive general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in Catawba County.  You can feel confident that we can always provide the care your smile needs.

Hickory, NC Dental Crown Office

We are dedicated to being a dental office for the whole family, meaning we know how to handle dental anxiety and how to make treatments as easy as possible for our patients, including children. Dr. Graham and Dr. McKinney, along with the rest of our skilled team, enjoy caring for patients of all ages at our office.

Restorative Crown Dentist Accepting New Patients

We always welcome new patients, from children and teenagers to adults and seniors, to visit our practice for the dental care you need to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. No matter your treatment, our goal is to keep you comfortable and relaxed. We work together with you to come up with the best solutions that work for you.

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Never thought I’d say getting a crown was a relaxing procedure. State of the art, professional, prompt.

Restorative Porcelain Dental Crown - Tooth Repair in Hickory, NC

- Joseph V.

Dental Crown Patient

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